Sahin & Kreiskott Takes Center Stage In WBF Double
Female Strawweight star Oezlem Sahin and local Heavyweight Werner Kreiskott are set to be the two main attractions on a show in Velbert, Germany this Saturday, June 18, when both fight for World Boxing Federation (WBF) titles at the EMKA Sportzentrum.
Sahin, a former two-time world champion born in Turkey but now residing in Ludwigsburg, Germany, will take on Hungarian Agnes Draxler in a fight for the vacant WBF Womens Intercontinental Strawweight championship, a title she has held before.
With a record of 20-1-1 (6) Sahin will be a healthy favorite against Draxler, who challenged for the WBF Intercontinental Flyweight title in 2013, when she was still only seventeen years old, and currently spots a 9-12 (1) ledger.
Resurrected veteran Werner Kreiskott, 22-19-2 (16), will be looking to build on an eleven-fight undefeated streak when he face heavy-handed Drazan Janjanin, 11-6 (10), from Bosnia & Herzegovina for the vacant WBF International Heavyweight title.
Kreiskott (37) went 12-19-1 in his first thirty-two professional fights, and looked resigned to a role of being a good journeyman, losing to accomplished opponents such as Willi Fischer, Michael Sprott, Martin Rogan and Ruslan Chagaev.
But a 2012 upset victory over former British and Commonwealth Champion, and Mike Tyson-conqueror, Danny Williams turned things around for him. Baring one draw, he has since defeated every opponent put in front of him, and captured a few titles along the way.
Now he will continue his journey against Janjanin, who earlier this year proved his worth by going the distance with former European Champion Alexander Dimitrenko. Having challenged for only minor championships, this will be the 27-year-old punchers first crack at a meaningful title, but he has proved that he has the power to threaten Kreiskott.
Promoted by Fight Club Wuppertal, the Sahin vs. Draxler / Kreiskott vs. Janjanin World Boxing Federation (WBF) twin-bill has been labelled “True Fighter: Second Chapter”. A stacked undercard will lead up to the two title fights, and local fans can expect an entertaining evening of action.
By: Clive Baum